Australian BBQ Meatballs

Australian BBQ Meatballs

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"These delicious meatballs get even better the next day my whole family loves them! The sauce is also great on ribs."


1 h 15 m servings 546 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 1689 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, 2 onions, curry powder, Italian seasoning, egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Gradually mix in the milk until you have a nice texture for forming meatballs. You may not need all of the milk. Form the meat into balls slightly smaller than golf balls. Place them in a greased baking dish.
  2. Bake the meatballs for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Once the meatballs are in the oven, start making the sauce straight away.
  3. Melt the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining onions, and cook until browned. Stir in the ketchup, beef stock, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, instant coffee, brown sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the meatballs are done.
  4. Remove the meatballs from the oven, and drain any excess grease. Pour the sauce over them, and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. These meatballs taste even better after they have been left to rest for a while to soak up the sauce. I usually make the recipe at lunchtime and let it cool. I put it back in the oven at about 200 degrees for approximately 15 minutes to reheat for dinner. This is not necessary but it makes it taste even better!
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  1. 44 Ratings


My family really did *not* like this recipe. Originally, I thought perhaps I had accidentally switched some of the measurements, since some of the flavours were overpowering to the point of bei...

We really wanted to like this recipe. We love when people combine common flavors in uncommon ways! But in our opinion the curry in the sauce was a terrible choice.

These were really good. I did make a couple of (I think) small changes. I did not have enough worcestershire (and thought 1/2 cup would have been too much, anyway), so I drained the bottle I h...

This was really yummy. My marine loved it as well , which deff make it a keeper! I added a 1/4 cup of bbq sauce and Franks Red Hot sauce to the sauce as well to give it sweetness with and extra ...

I'm sorry but, honestly, the sauce was absolutely disgusting. The reviewer who said it was strong to the point of being sickening wasn't joking. I managed to half salavage it by adding a can of ...

This is a really great recipe! I toned a few things down a bit, based on previous reviews (I halved the curry, vinegar, and lemon juice) and the result was delicious! Separately and together, th...

My rating is only for the meatball part of the recipe not the sauce. I have my own homemade BBQ sauce which I use over and over again! I have never cooked meatballs in the oven before and had al...

Another Allrecipes winner. Meatballs cooked this way should be easily adapted for use with other sauces, too.

We really enjoyed these meatballs. I tweaked the recipe a bit...I used half of the onion it called for in both parts of the recipe. Also, since the other reviews said the sauce was too strong, I...